Updated: Jan 7
I traveld to Barstow, CA earlier this summer with my girlfriend, her parents, and her sister and sister's boyfriend to attend a family friend's wedding. It was a great opportunity to visit a new town and get to know the people most important to my girlfriend better. I wasn't the photographer for the event so I focused more on the people whom I knew, but I got a few shots of the wedding as well.
We flew in and out of Las Vegas and drove to Barstow through the lovely (barren) Nevada desert. We arrived around sunset, which gave me the opportunity to get some nice silhouette shots of the airport and its surroundings.
The view from the front of the hotel in Barstow was a rather lovely desert hillside. I actually saw a few dune buggies out there during our stay, which looked like a lot of fun. None are pictured here (I think).
I mostly just got shots of us (including yours truly) as we explored a little before, and got ready for, the wedding ceremony.
Then it was on to the lovely home of groom's family for a beautiful ceremony in the windy desert heat, which quickly turned cold as the sun set.
We spent the following day in Vegas walking around the strip and trying new restaurants, and flew out the next morning. Overall, it was a great opportunity to spend some time with my girlfriend's family, and a chance for them to catch up with some old family friends. The wedding was lovely, the people I met were great, and setting was beautiful. What more could you ask for?